On The Late Late Show, James Corden performed with the kids from Stranger Things in a Motown cover band together called “The Upside Downs.”
Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp all visited the show to reminisce on their musical days with Corden.
“Some people thought it was weird that James hung out with us because he is an adult. But, we actually went to school with him. Yeah, he was held back a couple of years but we were in the same grade,” Wolfhard said. He also shared that the band performed at high school proms, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and retirement homes! However, it was at a wedding that they were scouted by a Netflix executive who called them in for an audition for what would ultimately become a phenomenon.
One by one, each of the boys got a call saying they got the part. Except James, who said, “I will find another way to channel my creativity. I will be fine as long as I don’t end up wearing a suit and sitting behind a desk. Don’t want to waste my life doing that.”
The actors rocked the stage performing The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” The Temptations’s “My Girl” and The Four Tops’s “Reach Out I’ll Be There”. Unsurprisingly, their performance was an eleven out of ten.